Posts in Founder Spotlight
How to Prepare your Business for Summer

From summer vacations to having kids out of school, it might mean that the hours you held during the September - May season are different, or you make the choice to run your business differently so that you can have more time to soak up the goodness that comes with the days of summer.
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Today on the blog, a few of our Conference Alums are sharing how they're prepping their business for the summer, sharing what they’re doing differently, including tips and suggestions for you as well.

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Alumni Spotlight: Susan Brown of For Pete’s Sake Pottery

This past fall, Susan Brown of For Pete’s Sake Pottery joined us for the first time and it has been absolutely inspiring seeing her business grow the way it has in the months since those four days together last October. Today, we wanted to catch up with Susan and share more with you about this incredibly talented ceramics artist, who has a distinct style and point of view with charming handpainted pieces you can recognize instantly. Her business has truly transformed with everything she has put into place, and as Susan puts it herself, it is definitely a year she is soaring.

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Choosing a Word of the Year with Shawna Clingerman

Every year, we hear about people setting resolutions, planning out goals, making vision boards, and choosing a word of the year. Shawna Clingerman has created an annual project with one of these in particular, and we have loved seeing how she has embraced this and brought it in as a part of her business at the beginning of the year each year!

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Celebrating Entrepreneurs | Ask a Creative Founder

Today being National Entrepreneur’s Day, we had to have just a little bit of fun with this holiday! We asked a few of our Conference Alums what they loved the most about being an entrepreneur.

No matter what you do, every day is different as entrepreneur - you challenge yourself daily, are continuing to improve your skills and learn new things continually, and always, always, looking towards what you think might happen next.

Enjoy these anecdotes from a few entrepreneurs who shared their opinions with us …. at the end of the post, share with us the same answers to the questions we asked them, we would love to hear from you as well!

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Featured Artist: Sarah Roberson of The Redheaded Camel

If you suddenly found yourself with a broken back at 16 years old and saw that your competitive dance days were over, how would you overcome it? Sarah Roberson of The Redheaded Camel turned her pain into paintings and now, has found incredible success as a lettering artist who creates handpainted happiness every single day. She attended our Conference in the Spring of 2018 and returned again in the Fall, and the growth she has seen this year as a both outwardly with her business and intrinsically as an entrepreneur as she continues to move her business forward has been absolutely amazing to watch.

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Fall Creative Founders Conference Speaker Erin Kendrick

This month, we’re going to be sharing about each of our Speakers individually and share more about what each of them will be speaking on for our Fall Creative Founders Conference. We are continuing this series today with the powerful Erin Kendrick of Erin is Creative!

Erin is a visual artist from Jacksonville, Florida who’s color rich, acrylic ink-stained works of art seek to inspire a dialogue about contemporary spectatorship and the power of language as it relates to perceptions of and about black women. She has exhibited work in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the southeastern United States. Erin has completely come into her own, distinctive, entirely unique element as an artist, and she is someone I am thrilled will be with us at the Conference this fall.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Shelly

When it comes to planning for your business, have you ever wondered how the people who design the planners you use come to creating the specific items for you?

Or,  are you perhaps wondering what a planner would suggest to help you to plan for your own business?

Well today you are in luck, because we have the incredible Ashley Shelly on the blog for an Alumni Spotlight!

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Alumni Spotlight: Mallory Coats of MalWest Design

When it comes to making a shift in your business, how do you create your own artistic journey, and build a business you love at the same time? Mallory is here on our blog today talking about exactly that.  As the owner of Malwest Design, she recently launched MalWest Market and today she's sharing a bit about her journey thus far.

Read on to learn more about Mallory, Malwest Design, and Malwest Market!

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Baldwin of Paper and Oats

Today we are thrilled to continue our Alumni Spotlights on our blog with Kelsey Baldwin of Paper and Oats!  Each week, we ask our Alumni questions about what they're up to, along with asking them how they would encourage you.  Read below for our mini interview with Kelsey, where shares about her course, her upcoming book, and more!

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Asana for Makers - A Course to Help you Organize #allthethings

There are so many different tools available these days that you can use within your business to keep things organized.  You can use post-it notes, a notebook or a planner, a digital system, or keep it all in your head. The number one thing is to find a system that works for YOU. We use Asana for our day-to-day everything in tandem with Trello, and today we wanted to share an awesome course that was created by Janet of Paper and Spark to help you to learn not only how to use Asana, but also how to use it to plan out all the things you could possibly need for your business.

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Product Spotlight: The Wedding Guide by Hope Johnson of The Little Blue Chair

Today on the Blog, we are sharing about a brand new product making it's debut tomorrow, The Wedding Guide by Hope Johnson of The Little Blue Chair! Pre-Orders begin on Valentine's Day, and we are so excited this is finally out in the world after a long time of planning and creation.  Read all of the incredible details below, as written by Hope! 

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Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Funk of Handlettered Design

We're so excited to shine the spotlight on Lisa Funk, of Hand Lettered Design today! Lisa is a hand lettering artist and Creative Founder of Hand Lettered Design where she loves teaching others how lettering can be an incredibly meaningful outlet and positive force in the world. She lives in Gilbert, AZ. with her husband and 3 littles. Lisa attended the Creative Founders Conference this past March. Read on to find out more about Lisa and her business journey!

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Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Turner

We are so excited to talk to Stephanie Turner today for our Creative Founders spotlight! Stephanie is the designer behind Duffy Design Co., and invitation and custom design shop. She is a graduate of our Intensive Program and lives in Michigan. She has always loved design and after getting a degree in the medical field, decided to go after her passion and become a graphic designer. Read more about Stephanie's journey below!

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Alumni Spotlight: Carrie Postma of Codex Planner

We're so excited to highlight Carrie Postma, who is the Creative Founder behind The Codex Planner. Carrie is a graphic designer, mom to three teens and a graduate of the SCF Intensive Course. She created the Codex Planner to encourage a more intentional relationship with God. She saw a hole in the world of planners and so the Codex Planner was born! Read on to find out more about Carrie!

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Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Elwell, on Implementing Systems in your Business

Welcome to our founder spotlight! As part of our new SCF community, we've asked a few of our members to be SCF advisors. We're highlighting them and this week, we are talking to Jennifer Elwell. Jennifer is the founder behind Tales of a Peanut, a place for planners and organizational charts for women.

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